Climate Dynamics Group
at the University of California, Santa Cruz

We are always looking for motivated, qualified, and collaborative researchers to join our group. If you are interested in pursuing quantitative research in atmospheric or climate dynamics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, email Nicole Feldl a brief statement of your research background and interests and include your CV and, if you are a student, transcript.

For prospective graduate students: Please apply to the graduate program in Earth and Planetary Sciences and also consider applying for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Note that I find it most equitable, efficient, and helpful to wait to chat by phone or zoom with prospective students until after applications have been submitted. If the application fee is an undue burden, fee waivers are available (details in link above); this will not affect how your application is assessed.

For prospective postdoctoral researchers: Please let us know if you have an idea for collaboration. The following fellowships are recommended: NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship, NSF AGS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship for female and minority PhD recipients.

Update October 2022 The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Arctic Amplification, under the direction of Professor Nicole Feldl. This work is part of a collaborative project funded by the Department of Energy on the role of warm moist air intrusions as a hypothesized driver of Arctic amplification. The postdoctoral scholar will conduct novel radiative-locking experiments in the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) to elucidate how moisture intrusions promote water vapor and cloud feedbacks over the Arctic. For more information and to apply, please visit